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Practitioner Staff Appeals Tribunal

Mandate

The Practitioner Staff Appeals Tribunal is established under Section 45(1) of The Regional Health Services Act to hear appeals filed by practitioners regarding a decision of a board of a regional health authority or an affiliate made in relation to: 
  1. the appointment of the person to the practitioner staff or the reappointment, suspension or termination of appointment of the person; 
  2. the disciplining of the person as a member of the practitioner staff; or
  3. the granting of privileges to the person as a member of the practitioner staff, or the amending, suspending or revoking of privileges granted to the person. 
The Practitioner Staff Appeals Tribunal may:
  1. confirm the decision of the board; 
  2. vary the decision of the board; or 
  3. quash the decision of the board and substitute its own decision for that of the board. 
Pursuant to section 45(4), a decision of a tribunal may be appealed to a judge of the Court of Queen’s Bench, within 30 days after the date of the tribunal’s decision, on a question of law or jurisdiction. 

Composition of the Tribunal

The Practitioner Staff Appeals Tribunal consists of the following members appointed by the Minister of Health: 
  1. one member appointed from among three persons nominated by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of the Province of Saskatchewan; 
  2. one member appointed from among three persons nominated by the Saskatchewan Medical Association; 
  3. one member appointed from among three persons nominated by the College of Dental Surgeons of Saskatchewan; 
  4. one member appointed from among three persons nominated by The Chiropractors’ Association of Saskatchewan; 
  5. one member appointed from among three persons nominated by the Saskatchewan Association of Health Care Organizations; and 
  6. two members appointed from among six persons who are authorized pursuant to The Legal Profession Act, 1990 to practise law in Saskatchewan and who are nominated by the Law Society of Saskatchewan. 

The Tribunal members are:

Name  Nominated by Appointment Date Position Expiry
 Leslie Sullivan Law Society of Saskatchewan October 27, 2014 Chair December 31, 2017
Shelley Cannon Law Society of Saskatchewan October 27, 2015 Vice-Chair December 31, 2017
Dr. Suresh Kassett College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan December 31, 2010 Member December 31, 2017
Dr. Milo Fink Saskatchewan Medical Association October 27, 2014 Member December 31, 2017
Dr. Mike Barker College of Dental Surgeons of Saskatchewan October 27, 2015 Member December 31, 2017
Dr. David Buettner The Chiropractors' Association of Saskatchewan October 27, 2014 Member December 31, 2017
J. Ross Huckle  Saskatchewan Association of Health Care Organizations October 31, 2010 Member December 31, 2017

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